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#1 PhysicalGraffiti

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:46 PM

Heres some background, Im 17 female 127 lbs, moderate/severe oily tzone/dry cheeks, first round on accutane (clarus) 40mg 3 months. Im taking my first pill tomorrow after my blood donation (wanted to do it on the last day of the year hehe). since I hit puberty i was struck with acne. first when i was 13 it was not bad, typical clogged pores from not washing my face. hit 14 and it got real nasty and infected on my back and face, ew, and at that age i didnt care about anything, including my skin. Mom made me go to the doc, i tried differin, minocycline, <-- tetracycline? and bp and sacid. When I turned sixteen i tried more natural approaches, spices, aloe plants etc, and of course expensive washes and toners. I also got microdermabrasion and extraction treatments once a month but it was too expensive (although it worked pretty well) and started birth control (yaz then ortho tri cyclen) Everything i tried i would be healing for a week with only a couple new zits, it would always come back big time with nasty nodules. I decided enough was enough when a couple weeks ago my back and face broke out in cysts, to the point where i couldnt sleep on my back or side Posted Image ran to my doctor, we both mutually decided this was the end of trying small new things, and starting accutane. im terrified but at this point im done with suffering and embarrassment (i cant leave the house without foundation) and i want to be clear for graduation this coming may. I've always been so self concious of my face (even though i have alot of confidence with makeup on around others ) , and although i have a boyfriend i don't want him to see me in the daylight. After my treatment i plan on getting chemical peels and microderm to help with post acne scars. Currently my skin is moderately dry and flaky from the dry spell this winter, i hate flakes more than oil too Posted Image
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I will update after the first pill when I feel something different is happening! hopefully nothing bad Posted Image

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:22 PM

Hey gir, I just started Accutane about 3 wks ago. Just showin some support.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:40 PM

Hey! Stay strong on your Accutane journey! Your skin looks great compared to mine haha. I'm glad you're going on it before your skin would get any worse. I'm the same age too, so I hope we'll both have clear skin by graduation!!!! Posted Image

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:02 PM

Thanks guys, it means alot to me <3

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:34 PM

Day 4
Skins getting dryer, but I bought Cetaphil cream, hopefully it wont make me breakout more.
I think im having some sort of IB? if not then Im scared for whats next.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

Day 13, still breaking out. lips hurt, skin is cracking and peeling alot :( joints and back hurts too.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

Day 21.
Peeling some more, but i think the acne is starting to heal and go away. but lots of redness. alottttt.
dont like being in public when im peeling with makeup on, i look horrible :o

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:40 PM

Day 28.

Still breaking out in little pimples on my cheeks -.-

i hope this ends soon.



#9 BMarieWantsNoAcne

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:32 PM

I know how you feel :(